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What does this warning mean?

 

I was driving around and my c550 started beeping at me. Across the top of the screen was a red bar that said something like "warning 1mph".

Seems like it was telling me I was driving over the speed limit in a 1mph zone (the zone was 25 or 30).

Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks

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Hope is the denial of reality!

Sounds like...

...you have a POI file that has an alert tied to a speed. I'm not that familiar with the Street Pilots though, so I'll say that with a grain of salt.... and defer to any more knowledgeable users.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

Alert

It probably means that you have a POI file with a "1" in the file name. If you need the "1" spell it out ---- one.

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Tom

POI's

I get this when I get real close to a Wal Mart. I gives me a warning of 2 mph. Ended up just turning off the sound as I can't find a speed warning in the Wal Mart POI.

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Check the file name of your POI

bgattis wrote:

I get this when I get real close to a Wal Mart. I gives me a warning of 2 mph. Ended up just turning off the sound as I can't find a speed warning in the Wal Mart POI.

As Tom already pointed out, if you have a number in the filename of your custom Walmart POI, the POI Loader is likely applying a speed alart of that number to ALL the POIs in that file.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

Wal Mart

bgattis wrote:

I get this when I get real close to a Wal Mart. I gives me a warning of 2 mph. Ended up just turning off the sound as I can't find a speed warning in the Wal Mart POI.

You get that warning near Wal Marts as a safety reminder, "Beware of Falling Prices". LOL

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Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

Proximety Alert

The red bar is a proximity alert. The alert is created in two ways

1. By typing the word speed or redlight in the filename.

@. By designating the file as a proximity file when you manually load the POI using the POI Loader.

When using number 1 the alert is given for redight cameras when a number that specifies the distance to the object ie redlight 5286.cvs will alert 1 mail before location. oOn files with speed in the tittle include a number the alert will continue sounding until your speed drops below that number. ie Speed 45.csv will alert you until your speed is below 45 MPH. The help file in POI Loader explains this much better than I do. Check it out. Also many threads on Proximity alerts.

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Zuma314

Thank you

Very interesting.

Thank you.

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Hope is the denial of reality!

See here

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zuma314 wrote:

When using number (1?) the alert is given for redight cameras when a number that specifies the distance to the object ie redlight 5286.csv will alert 1 mile before location.

I'm afraid it doesn't. On seeing the keyword "Redlight", the current PC version of POI Loader sets an alert at exactly 402metres (1319ft). This is not influenced by the presence of any numbers.

he also wrote:

oOn files with speed in the title include a number the alert will continue sounding until your speed drops below that number. ie Speed 45.csv will alert you until your speed is below 45 MPH.

Also this isn't the case either. The presence of the keyword "Speed" triggers POI Loader to generate a Proximity alert, NOT a Speed alert. The presence of numbers generates a Speed alert.

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